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Become a CGBP – Certified Global Business Professional

In the import export and international trade industry, there is only one national certification offered by NASBITE (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators).  The designation is that of CGBP – Certified Global Business Professional. There are many, many benefits to earning this designation. It demonstrates that you have knowledge and competency in all areas of global business.  Obtaining the credential will help you advance your career by giving you an edge over the competition.  If you are a small business owner, it shows the business community that you take your business (and yourself) seriously by looking for ways to broaden your knowledge. The credential requires that you obtain 10 CEU’s each year, so this is an added benefit in that you will keep learning and maintain that credential.

The test is offered 4 times per year at testing centers around the country.  When you register to take the test, you also gain membership into NASBITE. In order to qualify to take the exam, you must have either 2 years experience working in import export or have sufficient college credits.   If you are interested in taking the CGBP test, we encourage you to participate in the International Trade Certificate course offered by the Import Export Institute.  This will prepare you and the course does cover the 4 domains of practice that the test is based on – Supply Chain & Logistics, International Marketing, Global Business, and International Payment Terms. Exam windows are: March 2017, June 2017, September 2017, and November 2017.

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Here are some sample test questions:

1. A primary function of ________ is/are to anticipate the possibility of default or delay in payments by foreign borrowers. 

(a) market size and trend analysis

(b) competitive analysis

(c) country risk assessment

(d) supply chain and logistics models

2. Transfer pricing is an issue facing U.S. exporters: 

(a) when selling to any foreign buyer

(b) when selling to any foreign buyer and the invoice price is less than comparable U.S. price

(c) when selling to any foreign buyer and the invoice price is more than comparable U.S. price

(d) only when selling to a related foreign buyer

3. Which of the following is primarily responsible for regulating the export of non-military U.S. goods and technologies? 

 (a) Customs and Border Protection

(b) Department of Defense

(c) Department of State

(d) Bureau of Industry and Security

4. Which of the following is a source of primary data about foreign markets? 

(a) Newspaper

(b) Customer survey

(c) Chamber of Commerce

(d) Trade journal


Answers: 1 – C, 2 – D, 3 – D, 4 – B